Price fans 10, Red Sox beat Orioles 5-0 to open doubleheader

BALTIMORE (AP) The highest-scoring team in the majors doesn't necessarily have to go on the offensive to win, especially when David Price is in a groove.

Price struck out 10 over six sparkling innings to get Boston started on its 12th shutout of the season, and the Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-0 Saturday in the opener of a split doubleheader.

The Red Sox have won eight of their last nine games and 12 of 14 to improve their big league-best record to 83-35. The twinbill was caused by a rainout on July 25 - before the bad weather came that night, Boston led 5-0 in the second inning.

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit two solo homers and Eduardo Nunez contributed a two-run drive, but Price hardly needed all that support on a day in which he scattered five hits and didn't issue a walk.

''He was outstanding,'' Boston manager Alex Cora said. ''He is in a good place right now, physically and mentally.''

Price (12-6) threw 94 pitches on a sweltering afternoon to win his sixth straight start against Baltimore. The lefty had at least one strikeout in every inning and did not allow a runner past second base.

''He understands how important he is for us,'' Cora said. ''With the tough conditions out there, for him to go six today that was great.''

After Price left, three relievers combined for three hitless innings. With a dozen shutouts, the Red Sox are tied with the Cubs, Indians and Pirates for the major league lead.

''A good win for us after a very long game last night,'' Price said.

After the Red Sox won 19-12 on Friday night, both teams were quiet offensively until the Red Sox broke through with a flourish against rookie Jimmy Yacabonis (0-1) in the fifth inning.

Xander Bogaerts led off with a single and Nunez hit a 3-0 pitch inside the left-field foul pole. One out later, Bradley lined an opposite-field drive to right.

That was all the offense the Red Sox required with Price in peak form.

Bradley homered in the ninth, his first multihomer game of the season and third of his career.

Adam Jones had two hits for the Orioles, who are 2-12 against Boston. Baltimore (35-82) was officially eliminated from contention in the AL East on Friday night and on Saturday clinched a second straight losing season.

Recalled from Triple-A Norfolk as the 26th man for the doubleheader, Yacabonis gave up three runs over 4 2/3 innings to absorb his first major league loss.

''He's a work in progress,'' manager Buck Showalter said. ''Like a lot of our young pitchers, he's growing a little bit from the experience he's getting.''

Yacabonis allowed only one hit until it all came apart in the fifth.

''Just a couple of pitches,'' he lamented. ''If I execute them a little bit better then I probably put a zero up that inning. At least I got it to the fifth. The first four were good.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: C Blake Swihart (hamstring strain) will begin his rehabilitative assignment on Sunday with Short-A Lowell, Cora said.

Orioles: OF Craig Gentry (ribs) went 1 for 5 with three strikeouts Friday night in a rehab assignment with Class A Frederick.

ON SALE

Chris Sale is expected to start Sunday after a two-week stint on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation. Cora said the ace could throw 100 pitches if he's not too rusty.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: Hector Velazquez (7-0, 2.64 ERA) was picked to start the second game. Cora was hoping to get three or four innings from a right-hander, who usually pitches in relief.

Orioles: Rookie Jefry Ramirez (1-4, 5.66 ERA) makes his eighth career start in Game 2. His only big league win came against Boston.

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  • W: D. Price (12-6)L: J. Yacabonis (0-1)
  • HR: BOS - E. Nunez (7), J. Bradley 2 (11)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF40100110.351.439.6701.1091.5
A. Benintendi LF50100002.302.384.508.8921.0
M. Moreland 1B40000004.261.330.477.8080.0
J. Martinez DH40000010.329.395.6501.046-0.5
X. Bogaerts SS42300010.278.354.515.8697.5
B. Holt 2B30100112.263.348.360.7081.5
E. Nunez 3B41121003.264.290.377.6687.0
S. Leon C30000110.212.270.323.5930.5
J. Bradley CF42222001.216.302.389.69112.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Villar 2B40000022.263.318.382.700-1.0
    T. Beckham SS40000011.233.294.367.661-0.5
    A. Jones RF40200020.287.315.435.7502.0
    M. Trumbo DH40000032.267.318.469.788-1.5
    T. Mancini LF40100012.230.296.387.6830.5
    C. Davis 1B30000032.161.242.305.548-1.5
    R. Nunez 3B30000001.240.295.385.6810.0
    C. Mullins CF30100010.571.625.8571.4820.5
    A. Wynns C30100011.283.313.500.8130.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - X. Bogaerts (33)
      • HR - E. Nunez (7), J. Bradley 2 (11)
      • RBI - E. Nunez 2 (35), J. Bradley 2 (46)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Bradley (17)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Moreland 4 (4), E. Nunez 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Jones (30)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Villar, T. Beckham, T. Mancini, C. Davis, R. Nunez
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - X. Bogaerts (5)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Beckham-Villar-Davis)
      • E - R. Nunez (8)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Price (W, 12-6)6.050001003.751.2028.0
      T. Thornburg1.00000104.971.263.5
      R. Brasier1.00000101.150.833.5
      M. Barnes1.00000202.471.104.0
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Price (W, 12-6)6.0
      T. Thornburg1.0
      R. Brasier1.0
      M. Barnes1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Yacabonis (L, 0-1)4.25330226.751.690.0
      S. Gilmartin2.13112003.862.140.0
      M. Castro2.01111313.861.454.5
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Yacabonis (L, 0-1)4.2
      S. Gilmartin2.1
      M. Castro2.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 94-68, T. Thornburg 12-7, R. Brasier 13-8, M. Barnes 13-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 2-6
      • Batters Faced - D. Price 23, T. Thornburg 3, R. Brasier 3, M. Barnes 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Yacabonis 60-40, S. Gilmartin 40-20, M. Castro 35-22
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Yacabonis 4-8, S. Gilmartin 4-2, M. Castro 1-2
      • Batters Faced - J. Yacabonis 19, S. Gilmartin 11, M. Castro 8
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Betts RF40100110.351.439.6701.1091.5
      A. Benintendi LF50100002.302.384.508.8921.0
      M. Moreland 1B40000004.261.330.477.8080.0
      J. Martinez DH40000010.329.395.6501.046-0.5
      X. Bogaerts SS42300010.278.354.515.8697.5
      B. Holt 2B30100112.263.348.360.7081.5
      E. Nunez 3B41121003.264.290.377.6687.0
      S. Leon C30000110.212.270.323.5930.5
      J. Bradley CF42222001.216.302.389.69112.0
      Total3559433512-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        J. Villar 2B40000022.263.318.382.700-1.0
        T. Beckham SS40000011.233.294.367.661-0.5
        A. Jones RF40200020.287.315.435.7502.0
        M. Trumbo DH40000032.267.318.469.788-1.5
        T. Mancini LF40100012.230.296.387.6830.5
        C. Davis 1B30000032.161.242.305.548-1.5
        R. Nunez 3B30000001.240.295.385.6810.0
        C. Mullins CF30100010.571.625.8571.4820.5
        A. Wynns C30100011.283.313.500.8130.5
        Total32050001411-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - X. Bogaerts (33)
          • HR - E. Nunez (7), J. Bradley 2 (11)
          • RBI - E. Nunez 2 (35), J. Bradley 2 (46)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Bradley (17)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Moreland 4 (4), E. Nunez 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - A. Jones (30)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Villar, T. Beckham, T. Mancini, C. Davis, R. Nunez
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - X. Bogaerts (5)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Beckham-Villar-Davis)
          • E - R. Nunez (8)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Price (W, 12-6)6.050001003.751.2028.0
          T. Thornburg1.00000104.971.263.5
          R. Brasier1.00000101.150.833.5
          M. Barnes1.00000202.471.104.0
          Total9.05000140---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Price (W, 12-6)6.0
          T. Thornburg1.0
          R. Brasier1.0
          M. Barnes1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Yacabonis (L, 0-1)4.25330226.751.690.0
          S. Gilmartin2.13112003.862.140.0
          M. Castro2.01111313.861.454.5
          Total9.0955353---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Yacabonis (L, 0-1)4.2
          S. Gilmartin2.1
          M. Castro2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 94-68, T. Thornburg 12-7, R. Brasier 13-8, M. Barnes 13-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 2-6
          • Batters Faced - D. Price 23, T. Thornburg 3, R. Brasier 3, M. Barnes 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Yacabonis 60-40, S. Gilmartin 40-20, M. Castro 35-22
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Yacabonis 4-8, S. Gilmartin 4-2, M. Castro 1-2
          • Batters Faced - J. Yacabonis 19, S. Gilmartin 11, M. Castro 8
          • 9TH INNING
            Bradley homered to center50
          • 6TH INNING
            Bogaerts scored on catcher Wynns throwing error40
          • 5TH INNING
            Bradley homered to right center30
            Nunez homered to left, Bogaerts scored20
          • 9TH INNING
            • M. Castro Pitching:
            • S. Leon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Leon struck out swinging
            • J. Bradley: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bradley homered to center
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Betts flied out to left
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Foul, Foul, Benintendi lined out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Matt Barnes relieved Ryan Brasier
            • A. Jones: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • M. Trumbo: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
            • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Mancini flied out to deep center
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Miguel Castro relieved Sean Gilmartin
            • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Bogaerts struck out on foul tip
            • B. Holt: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Holt walked
            • E. Nunez: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Nunez grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Ryan Brasier relieved Tyler Thornburg
            • A. Wynns: Wynns popped out to second
            • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
            • T. Beckham: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Beckham flied out to deep left
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • S. Gilmartin Pitching:
            • S. Leon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Leon walked
            • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Bradley grounded out to pitcher, Leon to second
            • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Betts walked
            • A. Benintendi: Benintendi flied out to left
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Moreland grounded into fielder's choice to second, Betts out at second
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Tyler Thornburg relieved David Price
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Davis struck out on foul tip
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Nunez flied out to center
            • C. Mullins: Mullins flied out to left
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • S. Gilmartin Pitching:
            • J. Martinez: Ball, Martinez lined out to center
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts doubled to deep left
            • B. Holt: Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts stole third, Bogaerts scored on catcher Wynns throwing error, Holt reached on bunt single to shortstop
            • E. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Nunez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Holt out at second
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Beckham lined out to second
            • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Foul, Jones doubled to left center
            • M. Trumbo: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Strike looking, Mancini grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • J. Yacabonis Pitching:
            • X. Bogaerts: Bogaerts singled to left
            • B. Holt: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Holt lined out to center
            • E. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Nunez homered to left, Bogaerts scored
            • S. Leon: Strike looking, Leon grounded out to second
            • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Bradley homered to right center
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Betts singled to center
            • Sean Gilmartin relieved Jimmy Yacabonis
            • A. Benintendi: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Benintendi singled to right center, Betts to third
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Moreland grounded into fielder's choice to second, Benintendi out at second
            • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Nunez flied out to left
            • C. Mullins: Foul, Mullins singled to right
            • A. Wynns: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Wynns struck out swinging
            • J. Villar: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Yacabonis Pitching:
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Benintendi flied out to left
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Moreland grounded out to second
            • J. Martinez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Martinez grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • A. Jones: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Jones singled to left center
            • M. Trumbo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Trumbo struck out looking
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Mancini struck out looking
            • C. Davis: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • J. Yacabonis Pitching:
            • S. Leon: Leon popped out to third
            • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Bradley flied out to left
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Betts struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • C. Mullins: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Mullins struck out looking
            • A. Wynns: Strike looking, Strike looking, Wynns singled to left
            • J. Villar: Foul, Foul, Villar grounded out to shortstop, Wynns to second
            • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Yacabonis Pitching:
            • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Martinez grounded out to shortstop
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Bogaerts singled to left center
            • B. Holt: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Holt struck out swinging
            • E. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Nunez flied out to right
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • M. Trumbo: Ball, Trumbo popped out to second
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini singled to center
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Nunez flied out to center
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Yacabonis Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Betts flied out to deep right
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Benintendi lined out to left
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Moreland flied out to left
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jimmy Yacabonis pitching
            • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Villar flied out to deep center
            • T. Beckham: Beckham popped out to first
            • A. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)